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 2010-02-11, 02:25 #1 RickC   Mar 2003 558 Posts weaning a quad machine off of Prime95 I've never seen an option in Prime95 for "Finish current assignments and report the results to PrimeNet but don't request new work". Let's say someone has a quad core machine that they run in the winter but then in the summer it generates too much heat and they need to shut it down. Has anyone come up with a graceful way to let a machine finish it's 4 assignments that all end on different dates and not request any new work? Thanks
 2010-02-11, 03:13 #2 ixfd64 Bemusing Prompter     "Danny" Dec 2002 California 236510 Posts I think you can do this by going to Advanced > Quit GIMPS... and selecting the "Quit after current work" option.
 2010-02-11, 03:13 #3 axn     Jun 2003 23×607 Posts Does this thread not work for you?
2010-02-11, 04:15   #4

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 Originally Posted by axn Does this thread not work for you?
"Unregister" may not immediately seem relevant to "weaning" -- though it is, in this case!

 2010-02-11, 05:06 #5 RickC   Mar 2003 2D16 Posts I never tried the "Quit GIMPS..." option. It sounds so permanent like you are getting rid of your entire account but now that I hold my mouse over it the status bar says "Remove this computer..." I'll give it a try in June.
 2010-02-11, 06:53 #6 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 24·11·53 Posts you can do a bit better than just quit. edit prime.txt and add (in the first section, before any [...]) Code: DaysOfWork=0 Last fiddled with by Batalov on 2010-02-11 at 07:05 Reason: it will. I use(d) it for Five-or-Bust + another thread with old obligations
2010-02-11, 06:58   #7
mdettweiler
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 Originally Posted by Batalov you can do a bit better than just quit. edit prime.txt and add Code:  DaysOfWork=0
But won't that make it keep getting new work after the current stuff is done, albeit just one assignment at a time per core (which is all it would do anyway for LL tests normally; a difference would mainly show up with TF or other such smaller things)?

 2010-02-11, 07:40 #8 rajula     "Tapio Rajala" Feb 2010 Finland 13B16 Posts Doesn't it work anymore if you just add to prime.txt the following line? Code: NoMoreWork=1
2010-02-11, 08:00   #9
mdettweiler
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 Originally Posted by rajula Doesn't it work anymore if you just add to prime.txt the following line? Code: NoMoreWork=1
I think that's essentially what the Quit GIMPS/"Quit after current work" option does.

2010-02-11, 17:56   #10
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 Originally Posted by mdettweiler But won't that make it keep getting new work after the current stuff is done, albeit just one assignment at a time per core (which is all it would do anyway for LL tests normally; a difference would mainly show up with TF or other such smaller things)?
Are you sure?
I am pretty certain that is what i usually use to keep it idle.

2010-02-11, 19:05   #11
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 Originally Posted by henryzz Are you sure? I am pretty certain that is what i usually use to keep it idle.
Hmm, well, if it worked for you then I'm probably wrong. I don't use Prime95 much and have never actually used that particular options so I'm not speaking from experience.

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